PERSONA: NeMoSanctI’s seminar of “Semiotics of Religious Cultures” (2019-2020) at the University of Turin


Due to the Coronavirus issue, all NeMoSanctI’s activities are being suspended – for the moment – from February 24, 2020 to March 2, 2020.

Here is the official piece of news on the website of the University of Turin:

The goal of this course of Semiotics of Religious Cultures is to provide students with an in-depth comprehension of the notions of person and personhood.

By adopting a semiotic perspective, we will analyze these concepts as they were developed across centuries, in different types of discourses and textual genres; from religious and theological to normative and judicial discourse, from ethic and scientific to artistic discourse.

The course is organized as a seminar, with the participation of researchers and scholars who will present different aspects of the notion of person.

The seminar will start on February 24th, 2020. The lectures will be held in Aula 7, “Palazzo Nuovo”, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin, H. 14.00-16.00.

Here you can find the calendar of the lectures:

  • 24 February 2020 – Jenny PONZO (Università di Torino)
  • 25 February 2020 – Graziano LINGUA (Università di Torino)
  • 26 February 2020 – Matteo TRELEANI (Université Côte d’Azur – SIC.Lab, Nice)
  • 2 March 2020 – Francesco GALOFARO (Università di Torino)
  • 3 March 2020 – Carlo CAPELLO (Università di Torino) and Sara NOSARI (Università di Torino)
  • 4 March 2020 – Emanuele FADDA (Università della Calabria)
  • 9 March 2020 – Roberto MASTROIANNI (Università di Torino) and Gabriele VISSIO (Università di Torino)
  • 10 March 2020 – Paolo HERITIER (Università del Piemonte Orientale)
  • 11 March 2020 – Jenny PONZO (Università di Torino) and Federica TURCO (Università di Torino)
  • 16 March 2020 – Alessandra LUCIANO (Università di Torino)
  • 17 March 2020 – Gianmarco GIULIANA (Università di Torino)
  • 18 March 2020 – Ugo VOLLI (Università di Torino)
  • 23 March 2020 – Carola BARBERO (Università di Torino)
  • 24 March 2020 – Matteo CRESTI (Università di Torino) and Davide SISTO (Università di Torino)
  • 25 March 2020 – Massimo LEONE (Università di Torino and University of Shanghai)
  • 30 March 2020 – Peeter TOROP (University of Tartu)
  • 31 March 2020 – Marco PAPASIDERO (Università di Torino)
  • 1 April 2020 – Gabriele MARINO (Università di Torino)

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).